Siju@58: ‘My passion is to lift less privileged, support humanity’
Her efforts to empower the less privileged and support the government is said to be one of the most outstanding among the lots, who follow the same passion as Dr. Siju Iluyomade, the convener of Arise Women (AW) Foundation.
Regardless of religion, tribe and ethnicity, Siju, as she is fondly called, has continued to give her all to better the lives of many, using her foundation to intervene in many areas of human needs. This trait of hers, many agreed, resonated to the birth of the Non-Government Organisation (NGO).
Siju is known to have nurtured charitable hopes and determination to help women thrive in life. She also institutionalised the Handmaidens Women in Leadership Series (HWILS) to build intentional leaders.
While speaking recently during one of her programmes, Siju, who clocks 58 today, January 8, 2022, celebrated her birthday by giving out to the less privileged in different parts of the country.
She said, “My dream is to make sure AW affects every parts of human life globally in terms of health, housing, education, empowerment, farming and many more.”
The gorgeously beautiful woman of substance furthered: “In the last 14 years, we have achieved so much by putting structures like hospitals, schools, computerised library, and boreholes among others in communities like Dafara, Kabusa in Abuja, Ondo, Imo, Kebbi and Lagos.”
The Arise COVID-19 Clinic, through her initiative also has been activated where Booster and COVID-19 vaccines have been given to people through support from the Lagos State government.
A lawyer of many decades, through her humanitarian work, has also branded a food basket called ‘Arise Pink Bucket.’ The content includes food items such as rice, semovita, tomato-paste, oil, etc. The Arise Pink Bucket which distribution has already commenced in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government (LG) would also be distributed to every LG in Lagos State.